Homework HW: o me miserum

By InV15iblefrog, in 'Latin Beginners', Nov 16, 2012.

  1. InV15iblefrog Member

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    hi

    "o me miserum!"

    part of an Apollo and Daphne VI. extract, Apollo says (around the time that he gives his comparison of the deer outrunning the lion, and his reason of why he follows her is because he loves her), o me miserum!

    Apollo, dum Daphnen sequitur, "mane" inquit, "sic cerva leonem fugit. ego te sequor, quod te amo. o me miserum!....."

    From what i understand, here, o me miserum would mean something similar to "oh dear me!" or "oh no," due to context. But what is it exactly?

    Thanks
  2. Pacifica grammaticissima

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    It means "oh, poor me"! It is what's called an exclamative accusative.
  3. InV15iblefrog Member

    Location:
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    ah ok. i googled it but i couldnt find a translation that seemed fitting with the context.
    thanks for the help.:)
  4. Pacifica grammaticissima

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    Location:
    Belgium
    You're welcome :).
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